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Unread 01-04-2014, 07:05 PM   #1
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Another bumper/tire carrier build...

I've never had a rear bumper, or a spare tire on my jeep ever since I've owned it. I figured that it's about time that I do.

So, I made one. I got a lot of ideas from others on the internet, as well as from Eddie (Bserk). To all that I copied, I thank you. I also added my own little details.

To save myself a ton of descriptive typing (I am a very slow typist...) I am pretty much going to show a bunch of pictures. most of this stuff is self explanatory, anyway.

The bumper is made from 4" x 3" x 3/16" tube.

The swing out carrier is 3" x 2" x .120 wall tube.

Here we go...making parts...

















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Sustained a little injury...my hand got pulled into the bandsaw by a pair of gloves. DON'T WEAR GLOVES WHEN USING CERTAIN POWER TOOLS OR MACHINERY!!!!!!







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Unread 01-04-2014, 07:06 PM   #2
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The backside...











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Unread 01-04-2014, 07:07 PM   #3
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Teflon washers...


























Safety chain tabs. I just happened to have these saved from a long time ago, and decided to use them here, because they look like miniature versions of the larger shackle pads...








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Unread 01-04-2014, 07:08 PM   #4
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Dry fit...











I decided to add tabs to attach to the bottom side of the frame...














Added a buffer plate for the swing carrier to slide up on, when opening and closing. I added a piece of Teflon to the top surface, later on...





I primed and painted it with Eastwood's 2K Epoxy primer and paint...











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Unread 01-04-2014, 07:08 PM   #5
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Wiring up the reverse lights... the silver colored cover plates are stainless steel...

















Well, that's it for now. The finished product is installed. I ended up adding a few little details to it, after I had a chance to see what the deal was. I will take more pics of it, and show you how it came out.


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Unread 01-04-2014, 09:04 PM   #6
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That's very nice. Wish my welds looked that good. BTW, glad to see you still got a finger.
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Unread 01-04-2014, 09:15 PM   #7
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Those are some beautiful welds. Very nicely done.

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Unread 01-04-2014, 10:28 PM   #8
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Very nice! Well thought out and extremely clean work. Great job!
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Unread 01-05-2014, 04:04 AM   #9
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Thanks guys. That finger injury was such a freak thing. I've been doing this type of work for almost 40 years. It's not like I NEVER get injured....I do. But this one never should have happened.

As far as this project being well thought out.....kinda,but not so much. Much of the work ended up being re-done.And, in the end, I would still change f few things. But....it's done.

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Unread 01-05-2014, 07:51 AM   #10
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Very nice.
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Unread 01-05-2014, 09:17 AM   #11
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Here are a few parting shots of the final installation...







I decided to change to this style of clamp instead of the hook and pull one...



This thing is just a safety/backup feature....in case the clamp ever lets go, this will prevent the tire from just swinging out.





I liked the new bumper reverse lights better than the ones that I originally had in the Jeep, so I replaced the old ones with a set like the bumper has...



I drilled and tapped holes in the face of the bumper, to mount the license plate, but I didn't really want to put it there. So, I decided to mount the plate in the center of the spare tire.

This created the challenge of wiring the license plate lights, so that the gate could still swing open. The top "screws" of the license plate are little bullet-style LED lights...



Side view...



That's about it...

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Unread 01-05-2014, 11:20 AM   #12
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Nice job! That thing is heavy duty.
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Unread 01-05-2014, 01:06 PM   #13
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Super clean work as usual!

But man... I had to scroll up like 3 times to look at those finger pics... Glad to see the entire finger is still attached. Scary stuff.
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So what is the story behind the finger. You should do a detailed AAR as a cautionary tale and maybe if we can find a moderator, get a sticky devoted to shop injuries, what tools were involved, how it happened, the carnage and what was learned to prevent it in the future with pictures or video showing the injury and the scene of the "crime" if you will to show how bad it gets. I think we have enough knowledge to create a fairly decent database of cautionary tails and reinforce proper safety actions. I think with the amount of new members and traffic that comes through JF we could help keep peopple new to the hobby and fabrication from suffering needles injuries because they don't know what they don't know.
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So what is the story behind the finger. You should do a detailed AAR as a cautionary tale and maybe if we can find a moderator, get a sticky devoted to shop injuries, what tools were involved, how it happened, the carnage and what was learned to prevent it in the future with pictures or video showing the injury and the scene of the "crime" if you will to show how bad it gets. I think we have enough knowledge to create a fairly decent database of cautionary tails and reinforce proper safety actions. I think with the amount of new members and traffic that comes through JF we could help keep peopple new to the hobby and fabrication from suffering needles injuries because they don't know what they don't know.
I took your advice...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/w.../#post19140658

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